Tooth Loss & Smoking

All of us are aware about the consequences of smoking. Apart from affecting your oral health, this habit also effects everything else. The majority of smokers know that smoking is bad for the teeth. If you are one of them, you should learn by now that quitting this habit can both save your general health…

6 simple strategies to prevent cavities

1. Brush your teeth regularly (and properly!) Though it may sound obvious, the best way to keep cavities at bay is to keep your teeth clean. Brush your teeth at least twice a day, ideally after every meal-and be thorough! Dr. Harry Höediono, president of the Ontario Dental Association, says that while most people spend…

Tooth diagram

Most adults have 32 teeth, including wisdom teeth. Our teeth are one of the hardest parts of the body. Teeth are essential for chewing food, but what lies beneath the shiny white surface of a healthy tooth? Parts of the teeth Parts of the teeth include: Enamel: The hardest, white outer part of the tooth….

Baby Teeth Deserve Care While They’re There

Misconception: Baby teeth don’t matter because they are going to fall out anyway. Actually: Neglecting baby teeth can set a child up for lifelong dental trouble. Nearly a quarter of all children between the ages of 2 and 5 have cavities, a study at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found. What’s the big deal?…

9 in 10 Malaysian adults have periodontal disease and dental caries

PUTRAJAYA: Nine in 10 Malaysian adults have experienced periodontal disease and dental caries, based on a study by the Health Ministry. Deputy Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr Hilmi Yahaya said 40% to 75% of schoolchildren had dental caries and 76% of five-year-olds had experienced caries. “Dental health awareness is still low among Malaysians. Many will…

Toothache: First aid

Tooth decay is the primary cause of toothaches for most children and adults. Bacteria that live in your mouth thrive on the sugars and starches in the food you eat. These bacteria form a sticky plaque that clings to the surface of your teeth. Acids produced by the bacteria in plaque can eat through the…

Tooth Regeneration Gel Could Replace Painful Fillings

THE GIST – A new gel could soon eliminate painful fillings and root canals. – The technology doesn’t prevent cavities; it heals teeth by regenerating them. – Although this is good news for teeth, the research could also be applied to heal bones and other tissues in the body. Dentists could soon hang up their…

[Video]: What is a Cavity?

Caries means rotten or foulness in Latin. Dental caries, also known as cavity, refers to a decayed or rotting portion of a tooth; Caries is a tooth disease caused by bacteria and leeds often to tooth ache. Source: http://www.checkdent.com/

Tooth Decay Process (2): How to Reverse It and Avoid a Cavity

How can we help teeth win the tug of war and avoid a cavity? Use fluoride Fluoride is a mineral that can prevent tooth decay from progressing. It can even reverse, or stop, early tooth decay. Fluoride works to protect teeth. It . . . prevents mineral loss in tooth enamel and replaces lost minerals….

Tooth Decay Process (1): How to Reverse It and Avoid a Cavity

You probably know that a dental cavity is a hole in a tooth. But did you know that a cavity is the result of the tooth decay process that happens over time? Did you know that you can interrupt and even reverse this process to avoid a cavity?   What’s inside our mouths? Our mouths…